Facebook Stalls on Advertisers’ Option to Discriminate Online

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TweetYumIn February 2017, the Congressional Black Caucus raised concerns that Facebook was allowing advertisers to use the exclusion tools on their ads to target specific ethnic groups. Later that month, Facebook addressed these concerns with a new algorithm that would theoretically identify housing, credit, or employment advertisements that discriminated on the basis of ethnicity and […]

100,000 invited to post their genomes online – in the name of science

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TweetYumA hundred thousand British volunteers could have their genetic information available to anyone in the world. Some scientists warn the Personal Genome Project may be a step too far for confidentiality. The project is US-based and allows people to find out more about their genetic profiles, plus contribute to advances in medical science. Volunteers from […]

Can You Trust YouTube’s ’Dissident Protecting’ Face-Blurring Tool?

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TweetYumIn what YouTube is calling a ’first step’ towards providing safety and security to activists and dissidents, the video-sharing website has launched a new tool that blurs faces in videos uploaded to its servers. Finally! Online anonymity – right? Wrong. While it sounds like a very useful feature, how much can we truly trust that […]

List of Keywords and Phrases DHS Uses to Monitor Social Networking Sites and Online Media

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TweetYumShareThis List of Keywords and Phrases DHS Uses to Monitor Social Networking Sites and Online Media for Signs of Terrorism and Threats Posted by Lori Price, http://www.legitgov.org/ (I’m sure, also a keyword.) 27 May 2012 Citizens for Legitimate Government    

Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you

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TweetYumShareThis Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you 26 May 2012 The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against […]